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The video shows Jacob Blake fighting police officers before he is shot while Wisconsin police officers are on leave


The 29-year-old unarmed black man, who was shot and killed seven times by a Wisconsin police officer on Sunday, was involved in a brawl with several Kenosha police officers shortly before the shooting.

The amateur video shows what happened before filming – although the footage was taken from the opposite angle of the first viral cellphone clip in which Jacob Blake approaches his SUV before he is gunned down.

In the latest video, Blake is seen wrestling with at least two Kenosha police officers.

The amateur cell phone video, taken from a different angle on Sunday, shows Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man involved with police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Blake and at least two officers were filmed wrestling on the sidewalk near his SUV (see right).

Blake and at least two officers were filmed wrestling on the sidewalk near his SUV (see right).

The video shows how Blake manages to free himself from the officers' grip

The video shows how Blake manages to free himself from the officers' grip

Blake (seen in the white shirt above) then walks around the SUV to the driver's side while the cops follow him with guns drawn

Blake (seen in the white shirt above) then walks around the SUV to the driver's side while the cops follow him with guns drawn

Blake (seen in the white shirt above) then walks around the SUV to the driver's side while the cops follow him with guns drawn

Within moments of Blake opening the door, gunshots can be heard and the video ends

Within moments of Blake opening the door, gunshots can be heard and the video ends

Blake then manages to break free from the chaos and begins walking from the passenger side of his SUV to the driver's side.

When he opens the driver's door, shots can be heard. The video ends there.

The officers involved in the shooting have been taken on administrative leave and are expected to work with investigators, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

The state DOJ has opened an investigation into the shooting.

Blake, who is in serious condition at a Milwaukee hospital, was shot in the back seven times in front of his three children after police were called to his home to report a domestic dispute on Sunday.

The video of Blake's shooting went viral quickly. Angry protesters set cars on fire, smashed windows, and clashed with officers in protective clothing across town all Sunday evening until the early hours of Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the police union, which represents Kenosha Police officers, issued a statement Monday criticizing Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who immediately condemned the "excessive force" used by the police.

"Every time lethal force is used, our hearts go out to those affected," said Pete Deates, president of the Kenosha Professional Police Association, in a statement.

“We assure you that the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Criminal Investigation Department is conducting an independent investigation.

Jacob Blake lies on the street after he was shot dead after a police shot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sunday

Jacob Blake lies on the street after he was shot dead after a police shot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sunday

Adam Andrew Salgado holds up a peace sign as police hold a perimeter during protests after police shot black Jacob Blake in front of the Kenosha County's Public Security building in Kenosha, Wisconsin Monday

Adam Andrew Salgado holds up a peace sign as police hold a perimeter during protests after police shot black Jacob Blake in front of the Kenosha County's Public Security building in Kenosha, Wisconsin Monday

People gather outside Kenosha County Court House to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Monday

People gather outside Kenosha County Court House to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Monday

Protesters hold signs supporting Black Lives Matter during a demonstration outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

Protesters hold signs supporting Black Lives Matter during a demonstration outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

A protester stands on top of a car as it stops traffic during the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday

A protester stands on top of a car as it stops traffic during the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday

Police officers line up near a large demonstration outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

Police officers line up near a large demonstration outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

Sheriff's officers stand guard outside Kenosha County Court House as people protest Monday police shooting of Jacob Blake

Sheriff's officers stand guard outside Kenosha County Court House as people protest Monday police shooting of Jacob Blake

A Black Lives Matter protester confronted two sheriff officials outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

A Black Lives Matter protester confronted two sheriff officials outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

Protesters bandage their guns in front of a police line outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

Protesters bandage their guns in front of a police line outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has called on the National Guard to start another round of violent protests after police shooting of a black man in a summer of racist riot made Kenosha the country's newest flashpoint city

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has called on the National Guard to start another round of violent protests after police shooting of a black man in a summer of racist riot made Kenosha the country's newest flashpoint city

The sheriff's officers in riot gear guard the Kenosha County courthouse, where protesters gathered on Monday

The sheriff's officers in riot gear guard the Kenosha County courthouse, where protesters gathered on Monday

Protesters use a horn to chant slogans denouncing police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday

Protesters use a horn to chant slogans denouncing police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday

Protesters supporting Black Lives Matter gather outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday to denounce the police brutality

Protesters supporting Black Lives Matter gather outside Kenosha County Court House on Monday to denounce the police brutality

A Kenosha police officer is in the middle of protesters pushing each other and trying to enter the security building when they were denied access to a press conference on Monday

A Kenosha police officer is in the middle of protesters pushing each other and trying to enter the security building when they were denied access to a press conference on Monday

"Until this investigation is completed, we ask that you withhold prejudice about the incident and please allow the rental process to take place.

Governor Evers' statement on the incident was completely irresponsible and did not reflect the hardworking members of the law enforcement community, let alone the citizens of Kenosha City.

& # 39; As always, the video currently in circulation does not capture all the intricacies of a highly dynamic incident. We ask you to withhold the verdict until all facts are known and published.

"Together with the citizens of the great city of Kenosha, we ask for peace and for the process to be fair and impartial."

Photos depict the devastating aftermath of a night of violent protests sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Kenosha on Sunday, making the city the nation's newest focal point during a summer of racist unrest.

Protesters gather in an alley between the courthouse and city jail in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Monday

Protesters gather in an alley between the courthouse and city jail in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Monday

A protester held up a sign denouncing police on Monday while police officers in protective clothing guard the entrance to the public safety building in Kenosha, Wisconsin

A protester held up a sign denouncing police on Monday while police officers in protective clothing guard the entrance to the public safety building in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Diana Graves, longtime resident of Kenosha, holds a flag to protest the unrest in her community

Diana Graves, longtime resident of Kenosha, holds a flag to protest the unrest in her community

A march begins Monday at the location where Jacob Blake was shot dead by police the day before in Kenosha, Wisconsin

A march begins Monday at the location where Jacob Blake was shot dead by police the day before in Kenosha, Wisconsin

People gather outside Kenosha County Court House to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Monday

People gather outside Kenosha County Court House to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Monday

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian speaks outside the Public Safety Building in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Monday

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian speaks outside the Public Safety Building in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Monday

Black Lives Matter protesters raise hands, hold signs and chant slogans during a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin Monday

Black Lives Matter protesters raise hands, hold signs and chant slogans during a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin Monday

The Sunday shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, of an unarmed 29-year-old black man sparked protests and demonstrations

The Sunday shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, of an unarmed 29-year-old black man sparked protests and demonstrations

An armed protester took part in a demonstration near Kenosha County Court House on Monday

An armed protester took part in a demonstration near Kenosha County Court House on Monday

Protesters hold signs in support of Black Lives Matter as they stand on a car in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday

Protesters hold signs in support of Black Lives Matter as they stand on a car in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday

Protesters march in Kenosha, denouncing the police shooting of a 29-year-old unarmed black, Jacob Blake, on Sunday

Protesters march in Kenosha, denouncing the police shooting of a 29-year-old unarmed black, Jacob Blake, on Sunday

The Wisconsin authorities called the National Guard and announced a curfew in anticipation of further unrest on Monday

The Wisconsin authorities called the National Guard and announced a curfew in anticipation of further unrest on Monday

To prevent another night of chaos, Evers, a Democrat, said 125 members of the National Guard would be in Kenosha Monday night to guard the infrastructure and make sure our firefighters and others involved are protected.

According to a post on the Police Department's Twitter feed, the Kenosha Police Department declared a state of emergency curfew on Monday evening, starting from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning.

The movements come after riots and looting that broke out after the shootings on Sunday.

Shocking images from downtown Kenosha taken on Monday showed dozens of burned-out cars on the streets, several businesses decimated by vandalism and numerous others looted and damaged with graffiti.

Family members have since announced that Blake is in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. However, the police in the region remain on high alert. More violent protests are expected later that evening.

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The aftermath of last night's riots is exposed in a car dealership, revealing that the deal with dozens of cars, which also burned out outside the door, has been charred and burned

The aftermath of last night's riots is exposed in a car dealership, revealing that the deal with dozens of cars, which also burned out outside the door, has been charred and burned

The interior of a burned-out restaurant can be seen on Monday after a night of rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin

The interior of a burned-out restaurant can be seen on Monday after a night of rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenosha residents awoke to broken and charred shop fronts Monday morning and dozens of cars and trucks on the street had burned out, like this one above

Kenosha residents awoke to broken and charred shop fronts Monday morning and dozens of cars and trucks on the street had burned out, like this one above

One local company that was particularly hard hit by the unruly scenes was Car Source, a local car dealership

One local company that was particularly hard hit by the unruly scenes was Car Source, a local car dealership

Shocking images from downtown Kenosha, taken on Monday, showed dozens of burned-out cars on the streets, several vandalized businesses and numerous others looted

Shocking images from downtown Kenosha, taken on Monday, showed dozens of burned-out cars on the streets, several vandalized businesses and numerous others looted

Witnesses reported that at least three police officers had their guns drawn when Jacob Blake (seen in the white T-shirt above) walked away from them on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Witnesses reported that at least three police officers had their guns drawn when Jacob Blake (seen in the white T-shirt above) walked away from them on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin governor called on the National Guard to launch another round of violent protests Monday after police shooting of an unarmed black man in Kenosha turned the city into the nation's newest hot spot during a summer of racial unrest

The Wisconsin governor called on the National Guard to launch another round of violent protests Monday after police shooting of an unarmed black man in Kenosha turned the city into the nation's newest hot spot during a summer of racial unrest

Kenosha residents awoke to broken and charred shop fronts Monday morning and dozens of burned-out cars and trucks lined the street.

One local company that was particularly hard hit by the unruly scenes was Car Source, a local car dealership.

The building's front lot, which was usually filled with rows of used four-wheel drive offerings, instead resembled a scrap heap on Monday, with charred scraps of metal and other debris scattered outside the door.

The dealership is just blocks from the Kenosha County Courthouse, which was also badly damaged in the riot.

Before the overnight destruction, Car Source had more than 140 vehicles for sale, according to its website.

The owners spoke to CBS about their "devastation" which had woken up this morning to find that their business had been destroyed.

A reporter, Drew Hernandez, posted a series of videos on Twitter showing the gradual destruction of Car Source.

At around 2:20 a.m., Hernandez posted footage of what appeared to be a flaming torch located under a seat in the back of an open vehicle.

A dump truck parked at an intersection to prevent traffic from moving towards the police was also set on fire

A dump truck parked at an intersection to prevent traffic from moving towards the police was also set on fire

The letters "BLM" are adorned with blood red paint on the outside of a ruined jewelry store in downtown Kenosha

The letters "BLM" are adorned with blood red paint on the outside of a ruined jewelry store in downtown Kenosha

The building's front lot, which was usually filled with rows of used four-wheel drive offerings, instead resembled a scrap heap on Monday, with charred scraps of metal and other debris scattered outside the door

The building's front lot, which was usually filled with rows of used four-wheel drive offerings, instead resembled a scrap heap on Monday, with charred scraps of metal and other debris scattered outside the door

After a night of unrest caused by the shooting of Blake early Sunday, people walk by a lot with burned-out used cars

After a night of unrest caused by the shooting of Blake early Sunday, people walk by a lot with burned-out used cars

Within 10 minutes, the truck appeared to have gone up in flames and the fire spread to neighboring vehicles, as shown in the footage below.

Another video appears to show multiple fires across the parking lot as car horns and loud bangs can be heard in the background.

The fire continues to spread across the parking lot as smoke rises from the area and at least one small explosion can be seen.

The city's downtown area was closed on Monday "due to damage caused during the riots last night," according to a Facebook post by the Kenosha County government.

The dealership is just blocks from the Kenosha County Courthouse, which was also badly damaged in the riot

The dealership is just blocks from the Kenosha County Courthouse, which was also badly damaged in the riot

The owners spoke to CBS about their "devastation", which had woken up this morning to find that their business had been decimated

The owners spoke to CBS about their "devastation", which had woken up this morning to find that their business was decimated

A cell phone shop located between the shooting and downtown is on display in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Monday, August 24, 2020, after it was broken into and ransacked overnight

A cell phone shop located between the shooting and downtown is on display in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Monday, August 24, 2020, after it was broken into and ransacked overnight

A wrecked city police car is shown outside the Kenosha County Public Security Building in downtown Kenosha

A wrecked city police car is shown outside the Kenosha County Public Security Building in downtown Kenosha

A woman holds a US flag and a sign next to burned out cars that read: "God + Law + Order".

A woman holds a US flag and a sign next to burned out cars that read: "God + Law + Order".

After a night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, workers enter the windows and doors of a hotel

Joe Loewen and Dan Noonan laid planks over a broken window at the Harborside Academy on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Workers step into the windows and doors of a hotel and a local academy to await more chaos on Monday night

Elsewhere, a Kenosha police officer was filmed overnight falling face first to the ground just before Blake was shot after being hit by a brick thrown during a fight with police officers.

“It has just been bricked up! It has just been bricked! “Someone close to the person recording screams while others in the crowd cheer, clap and shout anti-cop feelings.

To prevent another night of chaos, Democratic Governor Tony Evers said 125 National Guard members would be in Kenosha Monday night to guard the infrastructure and ensure our firefighters and other parties involved are protected.

To prevent another night of chaos, Democratic Governor Tony Evers said 125 National Guard members would be in Kenosha on Monday evening to guard the infrastructure and ensure our firefighters and other parties involved are protected.

Several other protesters jumped into police patrol cars and broke windows in separate footage of the scene.

Another clip shows a line of protesters walking towards a line of police officers in protective clothing as tensions threaten to escalate the situation.

A dump truck parked at an intersection to prevent traffic from moving towards the police was also set on fire.

Die Erschießung von Blake erfolgte kurz nach 17 Uhr, als Beamte auf einen "häuslichen Vorfall" reagierten, teilte die Kenosha-Polizeibehörde in einer Pressemitteilung mit.

In dem Video waren drei Beamte zu sehen, die schrien und ihre Waffen auf Blake richteten, der um die Vorderseite eines auf der Straße geparkten SUV herumging.

When Blake opened the driver's door and leaned in, an officer grabbed his shirt from behind and then fired at the vehicle.

At least seven shots could be heard, although it was unclear whether more than one officer was firing.

Blakes drei Kinder befanden sich im SUV und sahen zu, wie ihr Vater niedergeschossen wurde, bestätigte der Anwalt der Familie, Ben Crump.

The images above show the moments before the shot. Blake (seen in the white shirt) walks away from a police officer who has drawn his gun and tells him to stop

The images above show the moments before the shot. Blake (seen in the white shirt) walks away from a police officer who has drawn his gun and tells him to stop

The images above show the moments before the shot. Blake (seen in the white shirt) walks away from a police officer who has drawn his gun and tells him to stop

The picture above shows the moment a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer fired at least seven shots in the back of Jacob Blake as he got into a SUV in a residential area

The picture above shows the moment a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer fired at least seven shots in the back of Jacob Blake as he got into a SUV in a residential area

"Sie töten uns, weil sie uns fürchten, die Toten ehren", lautet eine Graffiti-Skizze an der Wand des Kenosha County Court House

Stadtfahrzeuge, mit denen der Zugang zum Kenosha County Court House in der Innenstadt blockiert wurde, sind ab Montag verkohlt

Stadtfahrzeuge, mit denen der Zugang zum Kenosha County Court House in der Innenstadt blockiert wurde, sind ab Montag verkohlt

Zwei Männer fotografieren verbrannte Fahrzeuge nach einer Nacht der Unruhe über die Erschießung eines schwarzen Mannes in Kenosha durch die Polizei

Zwei Männer fotografieren verbrannte Fahrzeuge nach einer Nacht der Unruhe über die Erschießung eines schwarzen Mannes in Kenosha durch die Polizei

Freiwillige fegen Trümmer auf, während die Polizei in Schutzkleidung vor dem Kenosha County Court House steht. Auf der Vorderseite des Gebäudes steht die Welt „Sei Wasser, verbreite Feuer“ in schwarzer Farbe

Freiwillige fegen Trümmer auf, während die Polizei in Schutzkleidung vor dem Kenosha County Court House steht. Auf der Vorderseite des Gebäudes steht die Welt „Sei Wasser, verbreite Feuer“ in schwarzer Farbe

Eine kleine Gruppe von Demonstranten marschiert aus Protest gegen die Schüsse der Polizei von gestern Abend in der Nähe des Ortes, an dem Blake erschossen wurde

Eine kleine Gruppe von Demonstranten marschiert aus Protest gegen die Schüsse der Polizei von gestern Abend in der Nähe des Ortes, an dem Blake erschossen wurde

Der Bürgermeister von Kenosha, John Antaramian, spricht mit einem Stierhorn mit Menschen, die sich am Montag vor der Polizeistation versammelt haben

Der Bürgermeister von Kenosha, John Antaramian, spricht mit einem Stierhorn mit Menschen, die sich am Montag vor der Polizeistation versammelt haben

Die Nationalgarde wurde ebenfalls hinzugezogen, um zu versuchen, den weit verbreiteten Vandalismus und die Plünderungen, die über Nacht stattfanden, aufzuschieben

Die Nationalgarde wurde ebenfalls hinzugezogen, um zu versuchen, den weit verbreiteten Vandalismus und die Plünderungen, die über Nacht stattfanden, aufzuschieben

According to Kenosha News, several witnesses tried to end a fight between two women outside a nearby house.

Before resorting to gunfire, police attempted to subdue Blake with a taser, to no avail, it was reported.

Benjamin Crump hat ein Video des Vorfalls in seinem Twitter-Feed geteilt und heute bestätigt, dass er jetzt Blakes Familie vertritt und von der Polizei "Antworten" verlangen wird.

„Wir alle haben das schreckliche Video gesehen, in dem Jacob Blake mehrmals von der Kenosha-Polizei in den Rücken geschossen wurde. Schlimmer noch, seine drei Söhne sahen, wie ihr Vater zusammenbrach, nachdem er mit Kugeln übersät war.

„Ihre unverantwortlichen, rücksichtslosen und unmenschlichen Handlungen kosten fast das Leben eines Mannes, der einfach versucht hat, das Richtige zu tun, indem er in einen häuslichen Vorfall eingegriffen hat. Es ist ein Wunder, dass er lebt. & # 39;

Die Beamten wurden in Verwaltungsurlaub versetzt, wie es bei Polizeischüssen üblich ist, während das Justizministerium Ermittlungen durchführt. Und Kenosha County verhängte eine 20 Uhr. Ausgangssperre, um am Montagabend eine weitere Runde der Gewalt zu verhindern.

Crump is the lawyer representing the family of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in custody by the Minneapolis Police Department in late May.

Floyd's death sparked massive nationwide protests and riots as millions took to the streets for weeks to demand that the police officers responsible be tried and convicted.

Blake can be seen on the far left with his three children. Witnesses said all three of his children were in the back seat of the SUV when their father was shot dead

A dump truck parked at an intersection to prevent protesters from reaching a police station was set on fire Sunday

A dump truck parked at an intersection to prevent protesters from reaching a police station was set on fire Sunday

Ein Mann konfrontiert die Polizei am späten Sonntagabend vor der Kenosha-Polizeibehörde

Ein Mann konfrontiert die Polizei am späten Sonntagabend vor der Kenosha-Polizeibehörde

Das Video der Schießerei wurde schnell viral, und verärgerte Demonstranten zündeten Autos an, schlugen Fenster ein und stießen den ganzen Sonntagabend bis in die frühen Morgenstunden des Montags mit Offizieren in Schutzkleidung quer durch die Stadt zusammen

Video of the shooting quickly went viral, with angered protesters setting cars on fire, smashing windows and clashing with officers dressed in riot gear across the city throughout Sunday evening and into the early hours of Monday

A man on a bike rides past a city truck on fire outside the Kenosha County Courthouse

A man on a bike rides past a city truck on fire outside the Kenosha County Courthouse

A line of officers in right gear face-off against a line of protesters stood unmoved in front of the an tensions boiled over late Sunday

A line of officers in right gear face-off against a line of protesters stood unmoved in front of the an tensions boiled over late Sunday

Disgruntled residents gathered near the Kenosha shooting scene on Sunday evening

Disgruntled residents gathered near the Kenosha shooting scene on Sunday evening

Tensions near the crime scene were high on Sunday as neighbors gathered to express their anger at the police over the shooting

Tensions near the crime scene were high on Sunday as neighbors gathered to express their anger at the police over the shooting

Tensions near the crime scene were high on Sunday as neighbors gathered to express their anger at the police over the shooting

In a statement denouncing the Kenosha shooting, Gov. Evers said: ‘While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.’

Democratic nominee Joe Biden also responded in outrage of ‘yet another’ example of excessive force against the African America community, calling for an ‘immediate, full and transparent investigation.’

‘This morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force,’ he said, just over two months before Election Day in a country already roiled by the recent deaths of Floyd, Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. ‘Those shots pierce the soul of our nation.’

Biden added that the officers ‘must be held accountable’ for the shooting.

Republicans and the police union accused the politicians of rushing to judgment, reflecting the deep partisan divide in Wisconsin, a key presidential battleground state. Wisconsin GOP members also decried the violent protests, echoing the law-and-order theme that President Donald Trump has been using in his reelection campaign.

‘As always, the video currently circulating does not capture all the intricacies of a highly dynamic incident,’ Pete Deates president of the Kenosha police union, said in a statement. He called the governor´s statement ‘wholly irresponsible.’

Online court records indicate Kenosha County prosecutors charged Blake on July 6 with sexual assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct in connection with domestic abuse. An arrest warrant was issued the following day. The records contain no further details and do not list an attorney for Blake.

It was unclear whether that case had anything to do with the shooting.

A man records cell phone video as tear gas is used on protesters outside the Kenosha Police Department

A man records cell phone video as tear gas is used on protesters outside the Kenosha Police Department

Protesters walking toward a line of police officers clad in riot gear as simmering tensions brew

Protesters walking toward a line of police officers clad in riot gear as simmering tensions brew

A group of protesters convene on Kenosha's court house to resume demonstrations on Monday afternoon, ahead more turbulent scene anticipated to arrive this evening

A group of protesters convene on Kenosha's court house to resume demonstrations on Monday afternoon, ahead more turbulent scene anticipated to arrive this evening

Police try to secure the public safety building from protesters Monday, Aug. 24

Police try to secure the public safety building from protesters Monday, Aug. 24

A police officer is seen speaking to protesters amid a scramble outside of the public safety building

A police officer is seen speaking to protesters amid a scramble outside of the public safety building

'Lets race out voices until every black life is valued', one demonstrator's placard reads

'Lets race out voices until every black life is valued', one demonstrator's placard reads

'The only thugs I see are cops' one demonstrator holds up on a sign in front of a line of heavily-armored officers

'The only thugs I see are cops' one demonstrator holds up on a sign in front of a line of heavily-armored officers

Jake Loewen is seen cleaning up through a broken window at the Harborside Academy Monday

Jake Loewen is seen cleaning up through a broken window at the Harborside Academy Monday

Laquisha Booker, who is Blake´s partner, told NBC´s Milwaukee affiliate, WTMJ-TV, that the couple's three children were in the back seat of the SUV when police shot him.

‘That man just literally grabbed him by his shirt and looked the other way and was just shooting him. With the kids in the back screaming. Screaming,’ Booker said.

Crump, meanwhile, called the officers’ actions ‘irresponsible, reckless and inhumane’.

Wisconsin´s Republican Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke cautioned the public and elected officials against "racing towards judgment," given how few details were known.

‘The frustration & anger that many in our communities are feeling must be met with empathy, but cannot be further fueled by politicians´ statements or actions that can stoke flames of violence," tweeted Steineke, who is white.’

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers released a statement saying he "seriously" hoped Blake "would not succumb to his injuries".

He was flown to a Milwaukee hospital where he was in critical condition

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